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Hollyland Lark M2 Wireless Lavalier Microphone debuts as advanced ultra-light external mic

The Lark M2. (Source: Hollyland)
The Lark M2. (Source: Hollyland)
Hollyland claims to have packed all the tech for a "top level consumer-grade" lavalier- or lapel-style microphone into an "all-in-one button" with its latest Lark-series release. The M2 is rated to eliminate unwanted background noise with environmental noise cancellation (ENC) to product "accurate" recordings in "studio-grade" quality. Hollyland also claims that its receiver can pick up from a "remarkable" distance away or right through obstacles like the user's body.

The Lark M2's transmitter unceremoniously dumps the traditional lavalier form-factor for one that just might be mistaken for just another button or badge on the user's clothing. Nevertheless, Hollyland asserts that it is still rated for "pristine" (up to 48kHz/24-bit) audio with a sensitivity of 115 decibels (dB) and a signal-to-noise ratio of 70dB, even though it has an estimated mass of just 9 grams.

The M2 transmitter is also backed to keep connected to its receiver from up to 300 meters (m, or ~984 feet) away, and to avoid being muffled through the user's body thanks to its high-gain Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) antenna.

Hollyland also paints it as the most convenient lavalier mic it has ever made, with "intuitive" controls such as the dedicated yellow ENC toggle right on the transmitter and a receiver pre-paired out of the factory, so that they might work seamlessly together on first removal from their almost TWS earbud-like case.

On that note, the M2 could be used with a camera via a TRS 3.5mm receiver that also supports the USB Audio Class (UAC) interface for transfers to PCs even without a sound card. Alternatively, Hollyland also sells the M2 with a USB-C receiver that plugs directly into a compatible smartphone, the iPhone 15 series included - or with the corresponding Lightning Version so that older Apple flagships aren't left out quite yet.

These options are already listed on Amazon from $159.99, $139.99 or $149.99 respectively - alternatively, the Combo Version with all 3 kinds of receiver is $179.99. All 4 sets also come with an almost Insta360 GO-like collection of accessories to help the user wear the Hollyland Lark M2 however they would like, a necklace and magnetic clip attachment included.

The Lark M2. (Source: Hollyland)
The Lark M2. (Source: Hollyland)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2024-01-10 (Update: 2024-01-12)